Alibi V.14 No.29 • July 21-27, 2005 
All Works ©2005 Jim Klukkert. Reproduction Rights for July 2005 Granted to the Weekly Alibi with Full & Proper Copyright Credit to Jim Klukkert.


Cinematic Showdown for the Digital Age

Duke City Shootout comes to town gunning for talent

“Screw film!” announces Christopher Coppola. That's a bold statement for a man who has directed eight feature films. His brother is Nicolas Cage, one of the highest paid actors in the world. His uncle directed The Godfather. You'd think this guy would have celluloid in his veins. Make no mistake. He does. But Coppola is an idea man, a future thinker. Right now, he's got his eyes glued firmly on the future of film. And the future of film involves no film at all. It's all about entering the digital world. Computers and video cameras are poised to take over the film industry and wrest control from a scant few old-school film studios desperate to maintain their iron grip on America's movie industry.

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